Jewish Holidays 2017

Except for minor fasts, holidays begin at sundown on the first date specified and end at nightfall on the last date specified.
For example, if the dates for Rosh Hashana are listed as -, then the holiday begins at sundown on Sep 20 and ends at nightfall on Sep 22.

This page displays the Israel holiday schedule. The Diaspora schedule is used by Jews living outside of modern Israel.

Major holidays 2017  ✡️

Dates in bold are yom tov, so they have similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat in the sense that normal “work” is forbidden.

HolidayDates
Pesach  🫓 M‑Tu *
W‑Su
Su‑M
15-21 Nisan 5777
Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shavuot  ⛰️🌸 Tu‑W *
6 Sivan 5777
Festival of Weeks
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Rosh Hashana  🍏🍯 W‑F
1-2 Tishrei 5778
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur  ✡️ F‑Sa
10 Tishrei 5778
Day of Atonement
Sukkot  🌿🍋 W‑Th *
F‑W
15-21 Tishrei 5778
Feast of Booths
* These are the dates of observance in Israel.
The Diaspora observes a second festival day.
Shmini Atzeret  ✡️ W‑Th *
22 Tishrei 5778
Eighth Day of Assembly
Chanukah  🕎 Tu‑W
25 Kislev - 2 Tevet 5778
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of rededication
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Minor holidays 2017  ✡️

HolidayDates
Tu BiShvat  🌳 F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5777
New Year for Trees
Purim  🎭️📜 Sa‑Su
14 Adar 5777
Celebration of Jewish deliverance as told by Megilat Esther
Shushan Purim  🎭️📜 Su‑M
15 Adar 5777
Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities
Days of the Omer   Tu‑Tu
16 Nisan - 5 Sivan 5777
7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot
Pesach Sheni  ✡️ Tu‑W
14 Iyyar 5777
Second Passover, one month after Passover
Lag BaOmer  🔥 Sa‑Su
18 Iyyar 5777
33rd day of counting the Omer
Tu B'Av  ❤️ Su‑M
15 Av 5777
Minor Jewish holiday of love
Rosh Hashana LaBehemot  🐑 Tu‑W
1 Elul 5777
New Year for Tithing Animals
Leil Selichot  🕍 Sep 16 Sa
25 Elul 5777
Prayers for forgiveness in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts 2017  ✡️

Minor fasts begin at dawn and end at nightfall.

Tish'a B'Av begins at sundown on the first date specified and ends at nightfall on the second date specified.

HolidayDates
Asara B'Tevet   Jan 8 Su
10 Tevet 5777
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem
Ta'anit Esther   Mar 9 Th
11 Adar 5777
Fast of Esther
Ta'anit Bechorot   Apr 10 M
14 Nisan 5777
Fast of the First Born
Tzom Tammuz   Jul 11 Tu
17 Tamuz 5777
Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple
Tish'a B'Av  ✡️ M‑Tu
9 Av 5777
The Ninth of Av
Tzom Gedaliah   Sep 24 Su
4 Tishrei 5778
Fast of the Seventh Month
Asara B'Tevet   Dec 28 Th
10 Tevet 5778
Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Modern holidays 2017  🇮🇱

HolidayDates
Yom HaAliyah  🇮🇱 W‑Th
10 Nisan 5777
Recognizes Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish State of Israel
Yom HaShoah  ✡️ Su‑M
28 Nisan 5777
Holocaust Memorial Day
Yom HaZikaron  🇮🇱 Su‑M
5 Iyyar 5777
Israeli Memorial Day
Yom HaAtzma'ut  🇮🇱 M‑Tu
6 Iyyar 5777
Israeli Independence Day
Yom Yerushalayim  🇮🇱 Tu‑W
28 Iyyar 5777
Jerusalem Day
Yom HaAliyah School Observance  🇮🇱 F
7 Cheshvan 5778
Aliyah Day observed in Israeli schools
Sigd  ✡️ F‑Sa
29 Cheshvan 5778
Ethiopian Jewish holiday occurring 50 days after Yom Kippur

Special Shabbatot 2017  🕍

HolidayDates
Shabbat Shirah   F‑Sa
15 Sh'vat 5777
Shabbat of Song
Shabbat Shekalim   F‑Sa
29 Sh'vat 5777
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shabbat Zachor   F‑Sa
13 Adar 5777
Shabbat before Purim
Shabbat Parah   F‑Sa
20 Adar 5777
Shabbat of the Red Heifer
Shabbat HaChodesh   F‑Sa
27 Adar 5777
Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan
Shabbat HaGadol   F‑Sa
12 Nisan 5777
Shabbat before Pesach
Shabbat Chazon   F‑Sa
6 Av 5777
Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)
Shabbat Nachamu   F‑Sa
13 Av 5777
Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)
Shabbat Shuva   F‑Sa
3 Tishrei 5778
Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Rosh Chodesh 2017  🌒

HolidayDates
Rosh Chodesh Sh'vat   F‑Sa
1 Sh'vat 5777
Start of month of Sh'vat on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Adar   Sa‑M
30 Sh'vat - 1 Adar 5777
Start of month of Adar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Nisan   M‑Tu
1 Nisan 5777
Start of month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Iyyar   Tu‑Th
30 Nisan - 1 Iyyar 5777
Start of month of Iyyar on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Sivan   Th‑F
1 Sivan 5777
Start of month of Sivan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tamuz   F‑Su
30 Sivan - 1 Tamuz 5777
Start of month of Tamuz on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Av   Su‑M
1 Av 5777
Start of month of Av on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Elul   M‑W
30 Av - 1 Elul 5777
Start of month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan   Th‑Sa
30 Tishrei - 1 Cheshvan 5778
Start of month of Cheshvan on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Kislev   Sa‑Su
1 Kislev 5778
Start of month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar
Rosh Chodesh Tevet   Su‑Tu
30 Kislev - 1 Tevet 5778
Start of month of Tevet on the Hebrew calendar